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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 20, 2012 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brown Eyed Women

Still taking suggestions, I hope.

'77 to me was THE year for BEW...so many smooth as silk versions...this one is always one of the best for me, with a great bridge jam by Jerry:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-11-04.sbd.unknown.2595.sbeok.shnf

...at the end after the final "...and it looks like the old man's gettin' on...", Jerry says: "Yes it does."

also try this one on for size for a great Brent era version...also a killer bridge solo:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-29.sbd.miller.95831.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 20, 2012 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brown Eyed Women

>after the final "...and it looks like the old man's >gettin' on...", Jerry says: "Yes it does."

Now that's why *I* love this forum ... people appreciate why it is noteworthy when Jerry adds "Yes it does."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 21, 2012 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brown Eyed Women; PS to Rob

Yeah GC--good to "see" ya, and have to echo Ring's comment...I always listened for the comments/additions of this sort, and this is perhaps one of the more meaningful (as contrasted with say, Bob, in StSt, in which a line like "...funniest thing I ever heard..." was pure Bobby humor, of course).

Though folks sometimes give me a hard time for joining in on discussion of tunes like this that strictly speaking bring me "past" my self imposed "71 & before" era preference, I've always thought that Hunter's GREAT WORK spanned roughly 68-72, in that many of the tunes brought to fame via Euro 72 were some of his finest, in the vein of AmBea/Workman album styles if you will...

PS: there you go Rob, go ahead and post # 6001 to let me know if I can trim this run-on sentence, eh?